Healing Continues

No one heals herself, who wounds another.

Inspired by Saint Ambrose

“We are safely on the opposite shore of another Christmas.” This is the message I sent to my sister acknowledging the emotional challenges of the holiday. Christmas is a perfect storm for survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Heightened expectations for family gatherings, listening to others’ fond remembrances of Christmases past, and the chasm between what’s desired and reality can rock the most stable of us.

Take a breathe and another step. Do no harm to another and in this way your road to wholeness is paved.

  • What were you able to sit with today without lashing out or causing harm?
  • What wisdom helped see you through this day?

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